Next Dragon Age Dropping Multiplayer: Report

A story on Bloomberg states that Electronic Arts is changing course on BioWare's upcoming Dragon Age game. It says "people familiar with the matter" reveal all multiplayer content is being removed from the next game in the series, which was previously planning on having a significant multiplayer component. The unconfirmed report says this decision was influenced by the success of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and the failure of the Anthem:
The diverging trajectories of two recent games changed the minds of Wilson and other executives at EA, according to the people. One was Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, a single-player game released in November 2019 that won critical acclaim and outperformed EA’s sales expectations, reaching more than 10 million players in its first four months. The second was BioWare’s Anthem, a multiplayer game that was widely panned when it launched. The games showed that single-player games could still be lucrative and that BioWare, traditionally known for its single-player, role-playing games, might be better off returning to its roots. A spokesman for EA declined to comment.
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Feb 26, 2021, 05:09
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Re: Next Dragon Age Dropping Multiplayer: Report Feb 26, 2021, 05:09
Feb 26, 2021, 05:09
 
Good news like this, I thought I'd never see it again. Apparently I've grown that bitter lol.

But yeah to me this is very good news. It's promising when a company puts all their effort, money and passion into a focussed, SP experience. A friend of mine often drags me into playing multiplayer games with him, but in the end it's our banter I like the most. Nothing trumps a good SP experience for me personally. So if the rumors are correct, thank baby jesus for Fallen Order's success. I want publishers to realize a great SP game can trump a mediocre hybrid like Anthem and those dozen others. Strangely they needed Fallen Order for that reminder. God of War, Last of Us, Mass Effect... anyone? Just to name a few.
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